113

Michael Kaeshammer: No Strings Attatched

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Categorizing this album as Mainstream was the best middle ground I could find for this collection of fantastic piano playing backed with talented accompanyists. Singer, songwriter, arranger, pianist Michael Kaeshammer (pronounced Case-Hammer) has brought boogie woogie back to the fore with a rousing collection of original tunes and a few from the respected and treasured past.



The fantastic solo rendering of Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" is alone worth the price of admission. With the first cut starting rather subdued, then revealing but a glimpse of what is to come, Kaeshammer delivers nearly a full hour of seemingly non-stop finger-drumming, foot-stomping, head-waving fun.


Track Listing: Snow at Lake Simcoe; On A Saturday Night; Kaes Closed; Maple Leaf Rag; Fish this Week, but Next Week Chitlins; West Broadway; Drown in My Own Tears; Nora's Boogie; I Mean You; Boogie Woogie Stomp; On A Rainy Day; Dusty's Blues; Mose; Portly Pear

Personnel: Michael-Piano and Vocals OnSnow at Lake Simcoe: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums; The Braitislava Symphony Orchestra OnOn A Saturday Night: Art Neville-Hammond B3; Kevin Breit-Guitar; George Koller-Bass; Jorn Andersen-Drums; Armando Borg-Congas OnKaes Closed: Guido Basso-Flugelhorn; James Singleton-Bass; Johnny Vidacovich-Drums OnFish This Week...: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums OnWest Broadway: James Singleton-Bass; Johnny Vidacovich-Drums OnDrown in My Own Tears: Eddie Bo-Piano and Vocals; Art Neville-Hammond B3; Christopher Rouse-Backing Vocals OnNora's Boogie: Kevin Breit-Guitar; George Koller-Bass; Jorn Andersen-Drums; Terry Clarke-Drums; Vito Rezza-Drums; Armando Borg-Congas OnI Mean You: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums OnBoogie Woogie Stomp: Jorn Andersen-Drums; Armando Borg-Percussion and Scufflin; (David) Rockin Dopsie Jr.-Washboard; Anthony "Dopsie" Rubin-Accordion OnOn A Rainy Day: Keving Breit-Guitar; Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums; Johnny Vidacovich OnDusty's Blues: Big Joe Duskin-Vocals; Kevin Breit-Dobro; George Koller-Bass; Terry Clarke-Drums OnMose: George Koller-Bass; Terry Clarke-Drums

Year Released: 2000 | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

More Articles

Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read Desire & Freedom CD/LP/Track Review Desire & Freedom
by Glenn Astarita
Published: February 19, 2017
Read On Hollywood Boulevard CD/LP/Track Review On Hollywood Boulevard
by Budd Kopman
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Motorman's Son CD/LP/Track Review The Motorman's Son
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 18, 2017
Read "Duet" CD/LP/Track Review Duet
by Karl Ackermann
Published: September 30, 2016
Read "We Live Here" CD/LP/Track Review We Live Here
by Geno Thackara
Published: January 18, 2017
Read "Stick Men + David Cross: Midori" CD/LP/Track Review Stick Men + David Cross: Midori
by Geno Thackara
Published: March 28, 2016
Read "Picking Order" CD/LP/Track Review Picking Order
by Glenn Astarita
Published: November 17, 2016
Read "Flowers" CD/LP/Track Review Flowers
by John Sharpe
Published: November 23, 2016
Read "Onwards To Mars!" CD/LP/Track Review Onwards To Mars!
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: April 18, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!